The folks at Packt Publishing are continuing to expand their shelf of IBM Lotus books. Their latest addition – Classic Web Application Development Techniques by Richard G. Ellis.
Before I tell you how absolutely awesome this book is, I have to get something off my chest. The word “Classic” in the title is the absolute key word here. Mr. Ellis starts off the book by saying that everything here was written for and tested with Domino Designer 8.0. Upon reading that sentence I just had to go back to the very first page to check the publication date: someone is playing a trick on me. Alas, no tricks. The book was indeed published in March of 2011.
The book also stays away, far away, from anything related to XPages and says so right off bat. But it is about classic development after all.
Once you get over those two facts, the book is actually very good.
If you are an advanced Domino developer building web applications every day, this book may not be for you. But if you are a Notes developer who is making a transition to the web and want to know how to web enable your awesome Notes apps without looking like they were built by 5th-grader in 1999, get a copy of the book. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better single source collection of Domino web development tricks.
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